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Afridi calls for PM to compensate plane crash victims

Former Pakistan men’s cricket team skipper Shahid Afridi asked Prime Minister Imran Khan and the national airline Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to compensate the families of those who lost their lives in last year’s PK-8303 air crash.

The all-rounder took it to Twitter to show that he met with the families of the victims of the last year’s plane crash. “Families of the victims of PIA 8303 plane crash are already bearing the loss of their loved ones. Not clearing the dues furthermore exacerbates their situation,” pens down Afridi.

On May 22, 2020, a PIA flight crashed into a residential area of Karachi’s Malir neighborhood, Model Colony, when the plane lost its engine and crashed just a few minutes before landing. 97 people on board were killed with just two people surviving the crash.

The report which had been shared stated that the cause of the crash was not a malfunction in the plane, but the negligence of the pilots and air traffic controllers. A month after the crash, Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan had presented the investigation report on the PIA plane crash in the National Assembly.

Sarwar said that the conversation between the pilot and the air traffic controllers had been recorded and he had heard it himself. He said that the initial report pointed out that there was no such technical fault with the aircraft and even the pilot had said the same in his conversation with the air traffic controllers.



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